Shipping container conversions are extremely popular right now. This is because shipping containers provide excellent building material for various conversions such as offices, storage units, ablutions and shops, to name a few. If you’re new to shipping containers, however, there are some common mistakes to avoid when working with them.
Not Doing Proper Planning and Research
The planning and research phase is essential no matter the type of project you take on. Determine what materials you require for your conversion whether it’s a gym, home or office. Make sure you know everything there is to know about regulation compliance in your area before you get started.
Not Buying the Right Type of Container
Your shipping container is the base and the main structure of your conversion. Buying the right type of container that’s high-quality is essential. If you’re unsure about which type of container you need, you can always get in touch with Atlantis Containers for guidance.
Not Buying Containers from a Reliable Source
Working with shipping containers is completely different to working with traditional building materials. A reputable shipping container company can help you purchase high-quality containers that will work for your conversion.
Not Leaving Enough Steel
There’s no end to the durability of shipping containers. They are capable of carrying tons while stacked on top of each other. But, because they’re not designed to be built and cut in different angles, they might lose some of their robustness. To keep the structure stable, don’t remove too much of the steel or strengthen it by welding it properly.
Shipping container conversions are a simple and affordable solution for anyone who wants to set up shop or add more storage and office space. But, they also come with their own set of challenges. If you avoid the mistakes mentioned above, you’ll enjoy your new space before you know it.
Get in touch with the team at Atlantis Containers for more information or to request a quote. Call us today!